Intermediate Program

With only two semesters of French, it is as easy to study in Paris as un, deux, trois!

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Paris could be a place where you live for a semester or year or it could become your new home. Discover what will become your favorite café or your favorite park, and become an expert navigator of your neighborhood or, arrondissement. Two housing options are available. Both will provide immersion in French life yet each one offers very different experiences.


Students often claim that their homestay is the highlight of their time in Paris! The APA staff takes seriously their job of pairing students with the best possible host family. Students move in with their host families three days after their arrival in Paris in order to allow the APA staff to confirm the best match has been made.

Each French host is carefully interviewed by our staff who evaluates their background, location, accommodations, as well as their willingness to welcome and integrate a foreign student into their daily lives. Only one student is paired with each host to ensure an authentic and high-quality French living experience.

Continue to customized your stay in Paris with your housing meal plan. All homestays offer students a private bedroom and daily breakfast. Meal plans do not cover school holidays and breaks.

Homestay Option 1: with daily breakfast and five dinners per week

Homestay Option 2: with daily breakfast and three dinners per week

Homestay Option 3: with daily breakfast and one dinner per week

Student Residence

Located in the same arrondissement as the APA student center, students have the option of staying in a foyer, or residence for students and young professionals under 25. Each residence includes a common area and communal kitchen on the ground floor with private, furnished bedrooms and bathrooms on the floors above. Some foyers offer suites where a student can live with a French roommate. Partial meal plans and organized events are available and provide a great way to meet your neighbors!

Student Residence Option 1: with daily breakfast and five dinners per week

Student Residence Option 2: no meals. Student is responsible for all meals.

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